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ACS seeks feedback from EMS practitioners as it revises Field Triage Guidelines

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians calls for robust participation by EMS personnel
The American College of ...

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National Registry’s EMS Practice Analysis Accepted For Publication

COLUMBUS, OH – The National Registry announced that the 2019 EMS ALS Practice Analysis was accepted for pu...

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National Registry Announces Update to Advanced Level Skill Sheets Effective March 17, 2021

National Registry Announces Update to Advanced Level Skill Sheets Effective March 17, 2021 

March 9, 2021 - Exp...

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National Registry launches new website

Welcome to the new nremt.org! Launched January 19, 2021, the National Registry’s website is designed with you in mind.

The new website arrives with a modern design and increased efficiency. It brings the ability to deliver you timely information and updates and it...

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National Registry of EMTs Announces Opportunity

Columbus, Ohio - Do you want to make a lasting impact on the EMS community at a national level? Perhaps you have a passion for EMS research. The National Registry is conducting a ...

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How Clinical Guidelines Impact the National Registry

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently updated CPR guidelines with an emphasis on recovery, especially after sudden cardiac arrest. The 400+ updates also address overdoses, new technology and an effort to increase awareness of the importance of high-quality bystander CPR.

For the...

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National Registry Board Announces Scholar Position in Honor of Dr. Craig Manifold

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians today announced the dedication of an existing EMS research scholar position in honor of the late Dr. Craig Manifold, a distinguished member of the National Registry Board since...

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The National Registry Mourns the Loss of a Valued Member of Our Board of Directors

COLUMBUS, OH — It is with great sadness that the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians announces the death of Board Member Dr. Craig Manifold.

Dr. Manifold was an invaluable member of the EMS community and was an especially cherished member of the National Reg...

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Douglas Kupas, MD Receives 2020 Rocco V. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award

COLUMBUS, OH — Douglas F. Kupas, MD, FAEMS, FACEP, was recognized with the 2020 Rocco V. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifetime of commitment, contributions and leadership to Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The award is NAEMT’s most prestigious and is generously...

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National Registry Seeks Applicants for Board of Directors

COLUMBUS, OH —July 29, 2020 — The Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (National Registry) is accepting applications for the Public Health At-large Board position with a term beginning November 2020.

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National Registry Brings Uniformity to Certification Schemes

COLUMBUS, OH — For several months, the National Registry has committed itself to aligning with leaders in the certification industry and adding greater value to the EMS profession. An important step in that process is updating the certification schemes for each of the Nationally...

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National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Board of Directors Online Meeting Summary

COLUMBUS, OH June 04-05,2020 —The National Registry Board of Directors met on June 4-5, 2020 for an abbreviated virtual meeting. The meeting only addressed essential business matters as highlighted below

  • 50th Anniversary The National Registry of EMTs cel...

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NATIONAL REGISTRY CREATES CERTIFICATION PATHWAY FOR EMS FELLOWS & PHYSICIANS

COLUMBUS, OH — The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (National Registry) is pleased to announce a new pathway to National Certification for all board-certified EMS physicians and individuals who have completed an EMS fellowship.

Those who meet the elig...

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NATIONAL REGISTRY LAUNCHES THE NATIONAL EMS-ID

THE NATIONAL REGISTRY OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS DISTRIBUTES THE FIRST EMS-ID.

COLUMBUS, OH —On Thursday, January 23, the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians made history by officially launching the National EMS-ID number syst...

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National Registry Sunsets Spinal Immobilization Skill Station on AEMT Psychomotor Examination

On December 2, 2019, the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians will sunset the Spinal Immobilization Supine and Seated skill stations on the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) psychomotor examination.

The AEMT psychomotor examination will now consist of nine skill...

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2019 Rocco Morando Lifetime Achievement Award

David E. Persse, MD, FACEP, FAEMS was presented with the 2019 Rocco V. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing a lifetime of commitment, contributions and leadership to Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The award is NAEMT’s most prestigious and is generously sponsored by the Nationa...

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A message from our Executive Director

COLUMBUS, OH — During a recent quality control review, we discovered some AEMT examination forms (versions) recently in circulation included a small number of questions that an AEMT candidate may not be expected to correctly answer. 

We take seriously our mission of protecting ...

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The National Registry Board of Directors Has An Opening for an Educator-at-Large

COLUMBUS, OH — 2 March 2018 — The Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Technicians is seeking qualified applicants for the Educator-at-Large position. This position serves a four-year term and Directors are required to attend two Board of Directors meeting...

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NATIONAL REGISTRY REACHES ALL-TIME HIGH FOR NATIONALLY CERTIFIED EMS PROFESSIONALS

COLUMBUS, OH — The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians today announced that more than 400,000 EMS professionals are currently nationally certified at the EMR, EMT, AEMT or Paramedic level – the highest amount in the 48-year history of National EMS Certificat...

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ROCCO MORANDO LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

COLUMBUS, OH — CoTCCC Chair Dr. Frank Butler Receives NAEMT’s Most Prestigious 2018 Rocco V. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award.

Clinton, Miss. — Captain Frank K. Butler, Jr., (USN ret), MD was presented with the 2018 Rocco V. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award, recogniz...

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NREMT Board of Directors Has Physician-at-Large Position Opening

COLUMBUS, OH — The Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Technicians is seeking qualified applicants for the Physician-at-large Board position.

Board members serve four-year terms and are required to attend two in-person NREMT Board of Directors meet...

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NEW REPORT SHOWS INCREASING TREND OF EMS-ADMINISTERED NALOXONE FOR OVERDOSES

COLUMBUS, OH — A study conducted by researchers with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (The National Registry) and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows a significant increase in EMS administration of naloxone during a recent five-year period...

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New Web Tool Streamlines Recertification Process for EMS Personnel

COLUMBUS, OH – A new web tool will save time and increase the accuracy of the continuing education records submitted to the National Registry during the recertification process.

The National Registry of EMTs (National Registry) and the Commission on Accreditation For P...

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The National Registry of EMTs Appoints Bill Seifarth as New Executive Director

Industry Leader Brings Distinguished Expertise to Position

COLUMBUS, OH — The National Registry of EMTs (National Registry) and its Board of Directors today announced Bill Seifarth as the organization’s new executive director. An industry veteran, Sei...

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The National Registry of EMTs Releases New iOS Mobile App

Platform Offers Streamlined Tracking and Management of National EMS Certification

COLUMBUS, OH – 25 April 2018 — The National Registry of EMTs (National Registry) today announced its first mobile app is now available for EMS personnel to efficiently m...

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Rob Wagoner Recognized with the 2017 Rocco V. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award

Former National Registry COO Honored for EMS Leadership
From Left to Right: Debbi Cason, Rob Wagoner and Dennis Rowe, after Wagoner was presented with the Rocco V. Morando Award at the 2018 NAEMSP Annual Meeting in San Diego.


COLUMBUS, OH – 3 April 2018 ...

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National Registry Publishes Handbooks for Candidates Seeking Initial Certification

COLUMBUS, OH – 5 March 2018 — The National Registry announces the release of candidate handbooks for those pursuing their initial certification. The handbooks provide a step by step process for submitting applications and taking the certification exams. They are available bel...

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First Provider Renews National EMS Certification in 2017-18 Season

COLUMBUS, OH — 4 October 2017 — The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians is proud to recognize Mr. Drew Piehl as the first person to renew his National EMS Certification during the 2017-18 recertification season.

Mr. Piehl, an Emergency Medical Tech...

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REPLICA meets Goal. Interstate Compact becomes official!

May 8, 2017 (Columbus, OH) With the 10th member state enactment, the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Licensure Interstate Compact (REPLICA) has become official. Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia signed Senate Bill 109 on today activating the nation’s first EMS lic...

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REPLICA Names Commission Honorary Chairs

REPLICA member states have selected NREMT Board Chair Debra Cason to serve as an honorary chair of the first meeting of the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice. The inaugural meeting will be held Oct. 7-8 in Oklahoma and will be open to the public. Read the full release below.

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NREMT Launches Recert2.0

COLUMBUS, OH — 08 September 2017 — The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians is excited to announce today’s launch of Recert2.0, the largest update ever of the NREMT’s recertification system.

Along with popularly requested features, such as an exp...

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NREMT Announces Interim Executive Director

COLUMBUS, OH — 28 July 2017 — The Board of Directors of the National Registry of EMTs announced today the appointment of seasoned national EMS leader and former NREMT Board Chair Drew Dawson as Interim Executive Director, following notification of the pending resignation of c...

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National Registry of EMTs’ Implementation of the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

In consideration of implementation of the 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC), the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) has completed a review of the available published documents to...

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Psychomotor Authorization To Test Letters Coming Soon

October 27, 2016 - Effective January 1, 2017, any candidate for advanced level certification (AEMT, I-99 or Paramedic) will be required to obtain a Psychomotor Authorization to Test (PATT) letter before registering for the NREMT advanced level psychomotor examination. The PATT ...

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NCCP: A NEW WAY TO RECERTIFY

In 2012, the NREMT introduced a new recertification model, the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP). While reduced hours are just one of the many benefits with the new model, the change allows a platform for evidence-based medicine to reach EMS professionals all over the country. Additionall...

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Certification Tips For U.S. Navy Corpsman Transitioning to Civilian Workforce

March 2016 - U.S. Navy Corpsman perform advanced medical procedures in various locations on many different platforms. Whether they are on a submarine or in the back of a military vehicle, they act as first-line medical providers for U.S. service members, coalition and e...

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Continuing Education Policy Change

September 1, 2016 - Effective immediately, continuing education hours can be earned for your next NREMT recertification as soon as you complete your current recertification. Previously, hours would not count for the next recertification period unless they were earned after the ...

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NREMT to Support National EMS Compact Project

July 2016 - The NREMT is excited to announce a commitment to supporting REPLICA, the Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact project. Every day, EMS practitioners cross state lines while caring for patients, responding to disasters, or performing other work du...

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National Registry of EMT's Resource Document on Spinal Motion Restriction/Immobilization

In consideration of the new evidence and recent discussion concerning spinal immobilization, the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) has completed a review of the available published documents to date, including the resources listed below 1-7. The NREMT Stan...

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The National Registry Announces A Team-Focused Organization Structure

COLUMBUS, OH — 5 February 2018 — The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, the Nation’s EMS Certification, announced a streamlined organizational structure after a January 30 meeting of the Board. The National Registry is now organized in four teams: Certi...

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The Nation's First EMS Compact Announces Date for First Official Meeting

INTERSTATE COMMISSION TO BE SEATED

July 28, 2017 (Falls Church, Va.) The Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Compact (REPLICA) participating states announce that the first full meeting will be held on Oct. 7-8, 2017, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Member state ...

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National Registry of EMTs’ Awarded the NBRI Circle of Excellence Award for the second consecutive year!

April 2017 - Based on a recent customer satisfaction survey, the NREMT call center team was awarded the Circle of Excellence award for the second consecutive year by the National Business R...

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NRP Psychomotor Examination and Regional Scenario Development Workshops

The National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) is changing the way it verifies psychomotor competency for National Registry Paramedic (NRP) certification. All students who begin their paramedic program on or after August 1, 2016, are required to complete a portfolio that becomes a part of their permanent ...

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2017 NREMT Fee Increase

The NREMT will be increasing the cognitive examination fees effective January 1, 2017. The NREMT Board of Directors approved the fee increase effective 2017 following a ten-year price freeze (2007-2017). The 2017 fee increase reflects the renewed relationship between the NREMT and Pearson VUE. The n...

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National Registry Board of Directors Has Public Member Position Opening

COLUMBUS, OH - 23 May 2019 — The Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Technicians is seeking qualified applicants for the Public Member Board position.

Board members serve four-year terms and are required to attend two in-person National Registry Bo...

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